The Household Troops Band Of The Salvation Army - The Sound Of Britain British Product Audio Samples Available

The Sound Of Britain by The Household Troops Band Of The Salvation Army

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Brass Band, Album, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Manhattan
  2. 2. The Sound Of Britain - Loudly Proclaim, Early One Morning
  3. 3. The Sound Of Britain - Wi' A Hundred Pipers
  4. 4. The Sound Of Britain - The Meeting Of The Waters
  5. 5. The Sound Of Britain - To Mow A Meadow
  6. 6. The Sound Of Britain - London Bridge Is Falling Down, The British Grenadiers, Ilkley Moor
  7. 7. For Our Transgressions
  8. 8. Clear Skies
  9. 9. Deliverance
  10. 10. The Spirit
  11. 11. Fanfare Of Praise
  12. 12. Britannia
  13. 13. Spitfire Prelude & Fugue - Prelude
  14. 14. Spitfire Prelude & Fugue - Fugue
  15. 15. Ask!
  16. 16. The Holy Well
  17. 17. Great Day
  18. 18. Time To Shine
  19. 19. Jubilee
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Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The comment of Sir Thomas Beecham, "Brass bands are perfectly all right in their place: outside, and several miles away", is not one to which I subscribe. And when I listen to a CD such as this, I wonder why Beecham disliked them so much. There really is something quintessentially British about a brass band, whether it be Black Dyke Mills, Grimethorpe, Brighouse & Rastrick, or this highly accomplished Salvationist ensemble, who at the time of writing this review are touring the USA. The Household Troops Band was formed in 1887 and the unusual thing about them is that they don't wear the traditional Salvation Army uniforms; instead, they sport white pith helmets, red tunics and blue trousers, which makes them look at first glance like refugees from the Royal Marines. As for the music, it is very British indeed; arrangements of traditional folk melodies, hymn tunes and old-time gospel songs, along with original pieces by Salvationist composers such as Ray Steadman Allen, Norman Bearcroft and Robert Redhead, and some mainstream classical music, including William Walton's "Spitfire Prelude & Fugue", written for the Battle of Britain film The First Of The Few. The musicianship is absolutely top notch throughout, ensemble is equally excellent under the able direction of Bandmaster Major John Mott, and admirers of brass instrument virtuosity should give their shell-likes a treat by getting hold of this, because it is truly a cracking example of its kind.

Style: Brass Band
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 4777
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 22017
Items: 1
Release Date: 2002
Household Troops Band Of The Salvation Army - Just Like JohnHousehold Troops Band Of The Salvation Army - Just Like John
Brass Band CD British Product Audio Samples Available


Sparkling arrangements and original compositions played by the cream of the Sally Army.

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Brass Band CD British Product Audio Samples Available


A selection of marches and other well known favourites from the popular band.

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